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Is ticket splitting strategic? Evidence from the 1998 election in Germany

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Gschwend, Thomas

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Abstract "Germany provides an especially interesting case for the study of strategic voting because they use a two-ballot system on Election Day. Voters are encouraged to split their votes using different strategies. The paper is an example of how much more can be learned if we reconsider and refine our theories. I provide a first step towards a theory of strategic voting and add it to the typical ticket splitting discussion. (...)" (author's abstract)
Keywords Federal Republic of Germany; election to the Bundestag; voting behavior; second vote; electoral system; party; candidacy; preference; coalition
Classification Methods and Techniques of Data Collection and Data Analysis, Statistical Methods, Computer Methods; Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Method empirical; quantitative empirical; basic research; development of methods
Document language English
Publication Year 2000
City Mannheim
Page/Pages 25 p.
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
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